Good Team Communication with RTX Voice!

Nvidia have done such a good job with their new RTX voice feature, creating a wonderfully easy to use software package that destined to improve team chat all around the world.

This feature has been in test for a while now, but it got a proper debut with new RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphic card announcements.

The NVIDIA RTX Voice plugin was said to leverages NVIDIA RTX GPUs and their AI capabilities to remove distracting background noise from your broadcasts, voice chats, and remote video conferencing meetings.

However, it was uncovered on Guru3D forums that removing a single line also allowed the software to also be run with GTX series graphics cards too.

Via GURU3D Forums:

The new nVIDIA RTX Voice works just fine without an RTX GPU and on windows 7 too but you still need an nVIDIA GPU it won’t work with AMD, tested and working on a GTX 1080 and a Titan V, here’s how to make it install…

After executing the installer and getting the message that stops it installing the installer files are extracted to C:\temp\NVRTXVoice

Open the file C:\temp\NVRTXVoice\NvAFX\RTXVoice.nvi with a text editor and remove the “constraints” section that looks like this:

<constraints>
<property name=”Feature.RTXVoice” level=”silent” text=”${{InstallBlockedMessage}}”/>
</constraints>

with that section deleted save the file and execute the installer here: C:\temp\NVRTXVoice\setup.exe

This software is absolutely unreal! Enjoy.

Amazing! This allows users to “go live” or join a meeting without having to worry about unwanted sounds like loud keyboard typing or other ambient noise in noisy environments. RTX Voice also suppresses background noise from players in loud environments, making incoming audio easier to understand.

Nvidia have made an excellent guide to setting the software up on Discord, OBS, Chrome and more here = https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/guides/nvidia-rtx-voice-setup-guide/

Gigabyte Spring SSD Bundle Offer with RTX 2070 SUPER

UPDATE: This promotion has ended early. All SSD have been redeemed.

Gigabyte has a sweet bonus offer available now for those grabbing themselves selected RTX 2070 Super Graphics Cards. Gear up between September 21st – October 31st 2020 (ended 15th October 2020) and you can register to redeem a Gigabyte 480GB SSD to go with your new GPU!

These bonus Gigabyte SSDs possess both high data transferring speed and enhanced endurance. The design is tidy and they’re a great addition to any gaming PC build, as we can always use more space for games!

The Gigabyte RTX 2070 SUPER series features powerful WINDFORCE 3X cooling system with triple-fan cooling, 6 composite copper heat pipes, and an alternate spinning fan, delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures!

This offer is only available for a limited time, learn more about the Gigabyte Super Spring Deal at PB Tech today!

Logitech GGPC September winner announced!

UPDATE: This event has now ended, check out the latest GGPC Promotions here!

UPDATE: Congratulations to David S!

Throughout September, if you got yourself a Good Gaming PC you could register to redeem a G240 Gaming Mouse Pad to go with your new Gaming Rig. Doing this also put you into the draw to win Logitech G Grand Prizes.

IMPORTANT: To be in to win the MEGA Prize you must register for the Logitech G240 Bonus!

Our grand prize pack for September 2020 is an awesome gaming setup made up of three highly sought after pieces of Logitech G Gaming Gear, and these really are something special!

Logitech G432 Gaming Headset
Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse
G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard 

Wow! What a bunch of prizes!

Check out the all the latest Gaming PC builds and Logitech G prizes, and keep your eyes on the GGPC Blog as we’ll announce the lucky MEGA PRIZE PACK winner at the end of the month!

GAME ON!

Frames Win Games – Nvidia RTX Rainbow 6 Seige Gold Edition BONUS

UPDATE: This promotion has been extended until September 30th!

Nvidia are back again with another good game bonus offer!

Gear up and get ready for some awesome team tactical gaming with the latest register to redeem TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE GOLD EDITION game code for those getting themselves a selected RTX Graphics Card, or Gaming PC featuring this hardware.

You’ll need to get in quick for this one though, the offer is only valid on purchases from July 30th – September 30th 2020. (Original end date August 28th)

This offer is only available from selected RTX graphics cards, quick links below for all models included in this promotion. (See the full range of Nvidia at PB Tech)

GeForce RTX 2060
GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2070
GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2080
GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Once you’ve got your awesome new hardware, you’ll need to register to redeem your game code, see quick links below for Desktop Graphics Cards or Gaming PC featuring these included in the promotion.

Register to Redeem Gigabyte AORUS RTX Graphics Cards

Register to Redeem EVGA RTX Graphics Cards

Register to Redeem ASUS ROG RTX Graphics Cards

Register to Redeem MSi RTX Graphics Cards (Also includes Laptops and Desktop PC!)

Rainbow 6 Seige: Master the art of destruction and gadgetry in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Face intense close-quarters combat, high lethality, tactical decision making, team play and explosive action within every moment. Engage in a brand-new style of assault using an unrivalled level of destruction and gadgetry!

On defence: Coordinate with your team to transform your environments into strongholds. Trap, fortify and create defensive systems to prevent being breached by the enemy.

On attack: Lead your team through narrow corridors, barricaded doorways and reinforced walls. Combine tactical maps, observation drones, rappelling and more to plan, attack and defuse every situation.

The Gold Edition pack allows the player to choose from dozens of highly trained, Special Forces operators from around the world. Deploy the latest technology to track enemy movement. Shatter walls to open new lines of fire. Breach ceilings and floors to create new access points. Employ every weapon and gadget from your deadly arsenal to locate, manipulate and destroy your enemies and the environment around them.

Running high frames and refresh rates on competitive games allow you to see things sooner and hit what you are aiming at. This Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege high FPS and Hz video shows the benefits of using a powerful graphics card like the GeForce RTX 2080Ti with a 240 Hz monitor.

The base game feels like a modern Counterstrike at first, so you can jump in and get into the lethal shooter gameplay side right away, but much like CS as you learn the various levels the game starts to evolve into a very deep, rather slow tactical shooter, packed full of glorious PVP misdirection and bait movements.

More than just point and shoot, there is a real emphasis on using environmental sounds to locate the enemies in this one too, adding to the tension and everyone slowly creeps about the place, peeping through holes in walls and popping off rounds to cover the sounds created elsewhere.

You can play the game in a single-player mode they call ‘situations’ and this is great for trying out new things without having to wait for the match to end to try things again. Multiplayer is also doable in solo queue but the game really comes into its own when you team up with mates and get on the microphones.

You don’t actually need to have the highest-end graphics card to enjoy this game too, 60+ FPS is achievable on entry-level GTX configs (remember this game bonus offer is ONLY for RTX graphics cards though), simply don a riot shield, work with your team, and have fun emptying the clip 🙂

GAME ON!

Marvel Avengers PC BETA sign-ups begin!

UPDATE: BETA key offer has now ended

Intel Gaming Access is now live with their new Marvel Avengers BETA sign-up website so we can all register to get the first wave of access keys!

Register for access to the PC BETA here = https://game.intel.com/giveaways/avengers/beta-ww/

Marvel’s Avengers is an upcoming, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay.

The full game promises to be playable with a team of up to four players online so we can enjoy this one with friends if we want too, with each hero having their own unique abilities we can use to defend the Earth from escalating threats.

Set in a timeline when Super Heroes are outlawed, a young Kamala Khan must reassemble the Avengers to stop AIM. Marvel’s Avengers is looking to be an epic 3D beat-em-up with new heroes and missions planned to be delivered on an ongoing basis.

We’re excited to test the performance on a range of different gaming PC configs, this BETA times itself with the full game release expected in September too, so it’s sure to be a very polished looking game already 🙂

GAME ON!

How to install and activate a new SSD or HDD with Windows 10

The first step is going to plugging your drive into the PC, we’ve popped a quick video at the bottom of this blog from GGPC Instagram showing where the cables usually are for this 🙂

Once you’ve plugged your new SSD or HDD you’ll need to activate the drive and assign it a name or letter.

The good news is, it’s super easy to do!

With the new storage now installed, turn the PC on and let it boot into windows as normal. The new drive won’t be usable until we activate it.

Press/Click the windows key and type in ‘partition’ then press enter/click

This will make the ‘create and format hard disk partitions’ tool pop up.

You’ll see your new SSD in here but it will be coloured black to indicate it’s not currently active.
Right click on the black drive and select ‘new simple volume’ 
The tool will then pop up, click next to begin!
The first thing it will ask us to do is to specify the volume size

The default number that appears here automatically is the max storage available (yep, 500GB becomes 476B when formatted..) so just go with what pops up and click next.

Now choose a drive letter
Now name your new SSD
All done! Your new SSD will now be usable on your PC.

The same process can be used for all types of storage, HDD and regular SSD too.

GAME ON!

Logitech GGPC August 2020 WINNER ANNOUNCED!

UPDATE: This event has now ended, check out the latest GGPC Promotions here!

UPDATE: Congrats to the GGPC August event winner Murray S!

Throughout August, if you got yourself a Good Gaming PC you could register to redeem a G240 Gaming Mouse Pad to go with your new Gaming Rig. Doing this also put you into the draw to win Logitech G Grand Prizes.

IMPORTANT: To be in to win the MEGA Prize you must register for the Logitech G240 Bonus!

Our grand prize pack for August 2020 was an awesome gaming setup made up of three highly sought after pieces of Logitech G Gaming Gear, and these really are something special!

Logitech G432 Gaming Headset
Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse
G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard 

Wow! What a bunch of prizes!

Check out the all the latest Gaming PC builds and Logitech G prizes, and keep your eyes on the GGPC Blog as we’ll announce the lucky MEGA PRIZE PACK winner at the end of the month!

GAME ON!



Raze HELL with ASUS + Doom Eternal Game BONUS!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Bonus offer starts on August 1st!

For a limited time and while game codes last, gear up with selected ASUS AMD Graphics Cards or Motherboards and you can register to redeem a sweet DOOM Eternal Game BONUS!

Gear up and get in quick, this offer is only valid on purchases from August 1st – August 31th 2020.

This offer is only available from selected ASUS Radeon Graphics Cards or AMD Ryzen B450/B550 chipset Motherboards, see quick links below for models included in this promotion that are available in NZ. (See the full range of Asus at PB Tech)

Eligible Asus Components:

ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700XT Graphics Card

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING Motherboard

ASUS ROG Strix B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) Motherboard

ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) Motherboard

ASUS PRIME B550M-A (WI-FI) Motherboard

ASUS PRIME B550M-K Motherboard

Once you’ve got your awesome new hardware you can register to redeem via the ASUS Doom Eternal Redemption Site to register your new hardware and claim that game code!

DOOM ETERNAL: Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity. The only thing they fear… is you.

If you’ve played Doom before, you’re in for more of the same action-packed ultra violence 🙂 Be prepared for awesome new environments too, this one feels like a it’s channelling HELL ON EARTH at times, and it’s a worthy spiritual sequel/remake for sure!.

GAME ON!